June 24-28, 2012  

Dublin, Ireland



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Tentative agenda

The workshop begins on Sunday evening, June 24, with a welcome reception. Presentations start on Monday morning, June 25, and end Thursday afternoon, June 28. Hotel checkout is Friday morning.

A typical daily schedule is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and participants are expected to take part in social team-building activities held in the evenings.

Look for a final agenda in early May.


Monday, June 25, morning

  • HPC Challenges and Opportunities
    Welcome and introduction of participants

Monday, June 25, morning - Keynote

  • "The exascale, why and how"
    David Keyes, KAUST/Columbia University

Monday, June 25, afternoon - Hands-on session

  • Parallel programming
    David Henty, EPCC
    Xavier Teruel, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Monday, June 25, evening - Electronic poster sessions

Tuesday, June 26, morning - Scientific talks

  • Material science
    Joost VandeVondele, University of Zurich
  • Plasma physics
    Frank Jenko, Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics
  • Life sciences
    Erik Lindahl, Stockholm University
  • CFD/Engineering

Tuesday, June 26, afternoon - Hands-on session

  • Performance analysis and optimization
    Philip Blood, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
    Christian Rössel, Juelich Supercomputing Center

Tuesday, June 26, evening - Group activity (TBA)

Wednesday, June 27, morning - Scientific talks

  • Life sciences
    Thomas Cheatham, University of Utah
  • Astrophysics
    Bronson Messer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • HPC simulations for public health
    Shawn Brown, University of Pittsburgh
  • Nanoscience
    Umberto Ravaioli, University of Illinois

Wednesday, June 27, afternoon - HPC talk

  • Workflow tools
    Scott Callaghan, Southern California Earthquake Center

Wednesday, June 27, afternoon - Hands-on session

  • GPU programming
    Rob Farber, Irish Centre for High-End Computing, and BlackDog Endeavors, LLC

Thursday, June 28, morning - HPC talks

  • Data-intensive computing: Introduction
    Robert Sinkovits, San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • Numerical libraries
    Tony Drummond, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • PFS, PIO, data transfer
    Robert Sinkovits and associate, San Diego Supercomputer Center

Thursday, June 28, morning

  • Numerical algorithms
    Piotr Liszcek, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Climate
    Luis Kornblueh, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Thursday, June 28, afternoon - Hands-on session

  • Scientific visualization
    Amy Szczepanski, University of Tennessee/National Institute for Computational Sciences
    Galen Arnold, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois